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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

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    • Technology
    • 4.0 • 663 Ratings

Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

    BONUS: The Meghan Markle information war

    BONUS: The Meghan Markle information war

    Meghan and Harry are being targeted by a media manipulation campaign.
    Former counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa breaks down how they’re fighting back. 

     

    What Harry and Meghan Can Teach Us About Information Warfare: https://asharangappa.substack.com/p/what-harry-and-meghan-can-teach-us?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
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    • 34 min
    UPDATE: Andrew Tate detained in Romania - Tain’t comin’ home soon

    UPDATE: Andrew Tate detained in Romania - Tain’t comin’ home soon

    Misogynistic, violent scam influencer Andrew Tate was detained in Romania in connection with a human trafficking ring. 

    Let’s revisit our episode on who Tate is and why it matters that he has a platform.

    My piece at the Nation- It’s Not Just Joe Rogan. The Entire Digital Space Is Rotten.https://www.thenation.com/article/society/toxic-podcasting/

    The Grid: Andrew Tate isn’t just another misogynist with an online following. Here’s why you need to pay attention. https://www.grid.news/story/technology/2022/08/23/andrew-tate-isnt-just-another-misogynist-with-an-online-following-heres-why-you-need-to-pay-attention/

    Laura Bates on TANGOTI- full episode- https://www.tangoti.com/episode-214
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    • 21 min
    Part One: Why Trump Targeted Two Black Election Workers

    Part One: Why Trump Targeted Two Black Election Workers

    Ruby Freeman & Shaye Moss are heroes for their testimony before the Jan 6th commission, but they shouldn’t have to be. The Daily Zeitgeist’s Miles Gray joins Bridget to discuss what happened when the disgraced president and the right wing digital media ecosystem coalesced to attack Black women for simply doing their jobs as poll workers during the 2020 election.
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    • 36 min
    Elon Musk’s very weird night on Twitter- STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    Elon Musk’s very weird night on Twitter- STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

    Last night Elon Musk banned a bunch of journalists, stormed out of a Twitter Spaces when questioned about it, then (maybe?) turned off the Spaces feature for everyone!

    Given how weird his tenure has been, let’s revisit how we got here with my friends at Stuff Mom Never Told You. 
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    • 58 min
    Cuties Movie QAnon Controversy Explains Our Current Moment

    Cuties Movie QAnon Controversy Explains Our Current Moment

    The moral panic around the film Cuties explains why so many right wing extremists are using the “groomer” “child predator” attack to smear their enemies today
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    • 49 min
    Is social media ruining the holidays for women?

    Is social media ruining the holidays for women?

    From pressure to create the perfect holiday scene for family, or the most over-the-top instagram post for “the internet,” the holidays can be a stressful time. As usual,  gendered labor like cooking, presents, and kin-making most often falls to women and moms. Social media companies love to monetize our anxieties in order to sell stuff, and the holidays are no exception, but social media can also help us feel connected and learn tips like how to set boundaries around gift giving. Bridget talks with three women about how, and with whom, they navigate the holidays online. 

     

    The Kardashian’s over the top Easter: https://www.tiktok.com/@plantawhisperer/video/7087734906087853354?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

    An Elf breakfast: https://twitter.com/OnPunsnNeedles/status/1600905934678548480

    The Gendering of Holiday Labor: https://daily.jstor.org/the-gendering-of-holiday-labor/
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
663 Ratings

663 Ratings

K_A_S_ ,

Love the podcast, too many ad breaks

I understand that podcasters have to make money off what is an almost entirely free medium, but the ads are so close together that it ends up lacking a narrative flow. I’m no producer, but maybe space them out a bit more. I love this podcast, it’s so important, and the host is a so insightful and deserves to be heard, especially in a genre that has neglected Black women.

armchairargonaut ,

Read

Keep away from the propaganda and conduct your due diligence. Ty

Adeerable ,

Informative

This is such an informative podcast and I love the host’s voice

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